Just remembered one of my strongest spice girls memories
I didn’t see it at the time but when TOTP was being killed off I saw their first appearence on it, miming to Wannabe
Despite it being 2006 so a decade later, I’d still never seen anything like it. They weren’t really dancing in any kind of routine with each other, the miming was very poor and… I totally got it.
They looked like a group of teenagers dancing around in one of their bedrooms having the absolute greatest time. The lack of professionalism in terms of polish was clearly very appealing, they really did seem to have personality/be normal teenagers.
It’s really easy to dismiss them but we’re the geeks not the public. There are reasons that they became as enormous as they did even if their music is artistically worthless
A lot of their continued success was people thinking hey they’re just like me. Definitely couldn’t have gone on longer after their delayed and less good 3rd album, good job they broke up at that point as by then they were superstars and not relatable
Basically, if Oasis were a pop band they’d be the Spice Girls but Oasis are 5/5 and Spice Girls are 2/5
Maybe if Spice Girls had Liam’s voice and Noel’s tunes they’d be worth 5/5 too
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